(Closed) Our guests are the worst photographers EVER!

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
401 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

did u not have professionals come in??? wow I could not do that plus remember that the quality of a disposable camera is not that good it’s not loke a digicam to zoom in and out and ajust lighting etc.

Post # 4
2634 posts
Sugar bee

This is exactly why when I see people posting about this I warn them not to do it.  I think this is one of those things that can be fun for guests “entertainment”, but one shouldn’t expect GREAT pictures.

I’m sorry you feel like you wasted money.

Post # 6
69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

You could take the pics, cut the faces out of each of them that is in focus bad or not and make a collage!  Even consider taking the outfits or random things in the pics like tables, a hand, ect… Get creative then frame it!!! If you need any help with this just let me know, I love collages. Here are some pics of a few collages others have put together from wedding pics.  These are not my personal photos and own no copywrite to anything.

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Post # 7
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Disposable cameras were never really meant to take great pictures….the lenses are obviously not great since they are “disposable”, especially in low light situations like a reception. The film speeds and actual cameras just really can’t handle the circumstances many weddings present. So i’d write it off more as entertainment, as well.

Post # 8
1810 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I really like to collage idea– it sounds very cool and unique.

Post # 10
5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

Yeah, I would say that you shouldn’t have expected great pictures from doing that. Disposable cameras are not very good quality, and unless your guests are all professional photographers, you can’t expect them to have taken all kinds of amazing pictures. I would just collect the few photos that turned out great and frame them or whatever and toss the rest. Either that or try to spruce up some of the “bad” photos by putting them in a collage. I don’t think you should regret doing it though, sounds like a fun thing to include at a wedding reception and I bet your guests liked it!

Post # 12
375 posts
Helper bee

hmm at a lot of places you don’t have to pay for the photos that don’t develop. I know it’s too late now, but just a thought

Post # 13
662 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - The Mountain Terrace, Woodside, CA

I’m sorry you didn’t get many good pictures from your table cameras, but I agree with everyone above who said to consider the entertainment value for your guests! I just got ours developed too, and it was about $53 with tax to develop 9 cameras on CD only, so yeah, a little expensive. And out of the over 200 photos, we have maybe 20 or 30 that are any good. But a lot of the rest of them sure are entertaining! I’m keeping it in mind that, like our fauxtobooth, they aren’t the best quality photos, but they are hilarious to look at (people’s heads cut off, eating photos, random photo of a chandelier, etc)! For me at least, it’s fun to laugh at what random things our guests thought were photo worthy, and the few that are decent are worth every penny to me, to get me through until we get our pro pics back!

Post # 14
463 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

i refuse to do the whole disposable camera thing as its a waste of money, not quality pictures and plus everyone these days has a digital camera and will more then likly post them all over facebook and i can just use those plus the photgrpaher ive hired

Post # 15
1518 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Im sorry it didn’t work out for you! I used to love doing this at parties because then you get a bit of everything but we are now spoiled with digital cameras! 

Post # 16
651 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

yeah, sorry it didn’t work out.  though i do distinctly remember taking a camera at my uncle’s wedding when i was 9.  all the kids got one of the cameras off the table, and we went crazy with a “photoshoot.”  Hmm…I’m sure they were thrilled to develop those!  I hope you can get a handful of decent ones at least.

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